Watch me distract the enemies with my sexy crotch while you slice them up with your big sword!
Title: BRAVE10 (ブレイヴ・テン)
Broadcast Date: January 2012
Official site: http://www.brave10.com/
Rating: Recommended! Rokurou RABU!!! and BL fan-service.
Warnings: First 4 episodes of VERY annoying heroine but I became more or less immune after that. The boys and BL fan-service are worth it lol~
Quick Summary (edited from wiki):
The anime is based on a manga by 霜月かいり Shimotsuki Kairi first published in 2007. The manga currently has 8 volumes and the sequel to the series, BRAVE10 S will be published at the end of December 2011.
The story is about the Sanada Ten Braves (真田十勇士, also known as the Ten Heroes of Sanada), a legendary group of ninja that assisted the warlord Sanada Yukimura during the Warring States era of Japan (Sengoku era).
A year before the battle of Sekigahara that ended the Sengoku era, the ninja Kirigakure Saizou meets an Izumo priestess, Izumo no Isanami whose shrine was destroyed by Tokugawa Ieyasu for siding with warlord Sanada Yukimura. Saizou protects her from assassins on her short journey to the warlord.
Sanada Yukimura wants to gather ten warriors, a party unrivaled in skill and power, to set his still secret plan into action.
As they gather one by one, Isanami’s own mysterious power awakens.
List of Characters
Kirigakure Saizou (霧隠 才蔵)
The main character who is new of the Juyushi. He is masterless and wanders to find a lord to serve. Originally an Iga ninja.
Unno Rokurou (海野 六郎)
(cv. Kamiya Hiroshi)
Yukimura’s page, he stays by Sanada Yukimura’s side almost all the time to personally protect him. His right eye is bandaged. He can send ultrasound waves out from his mouth to attack his enemies.
Yuri Kamanosuke (由利 鎌之助)
(cv. Takagi Motoki)
Leader of a group of bandits. Portrayed as a perverted assassin with bloodlust for Saizou.
Sanada Yukimura (真田幸村)
(cv. Morikawa Toshiyuki)
Warlord Sanada Yukimura during the Warring States era of Japan.
Sarutobi Sasuke (猿飛 佐助)
(cv. Kakihara Tetsuya)
The leader of the group. Very loyal towards Sanada Yukimura.
Izumo no Isanami (伊佐那海)
(cv. Satou Rina)
Izumo priestess. She takes place of Miyoshi Isa of the Nyuudou brothers. She is the adoptive sister of Miyoshi Seikai.
Kakei Juzou (筧 十蔵)
(cv. Okiayu Ryoutaro)
A retainer for Sanada Yukimura. A perfect marksman. Portrayed as a hot-blooded middle-aged man who has can hold his alcohol but has a weakness for women.
Mochizuki Benmaru (弁丸)
(cv. Kitta Izumi)
Originally Mochizuki Rokurou (望月 六郎), he was renamed with Yukimura’s middle name, to avoid confusion between himself and Unno Rokurou. He is particularly good with explosives.
Miyoshi Seikai (三好 清海)
(cv. Tanaka Kazunari)
Nezu Jinpachi (根津 甚八)
Portrayed as a pirate. He can control thunder.
Hattori Banzou (服部半蔵)
(cv. Sakurai Takahiro)
Ninja who works for the Tokugawa Ieyasu. Merciless and cruel. Known for his speed during attacks.
Date Masamune (伊達 政宗)
Warrior and leader of 奥州
Anastasia of the Glacier (アナスタシア)
(cv. Asakawa Yuu)
Big breasted blond beauty with the skill of freezing water into ice during attacks. A childhood friend of Saizou.
I haven’t read the manga but the series caught my eye when the anime was announced a few months ago, mainly because of the eye candy and the eye-popping cast list. ^^;; Kind of shallow huh. *sheepish*
Anyway, the trailers are up on the official site and the animation and action looks pretty awesome. It has the visual quality of Sengoku BASARA anime. If time allows, I’m definitely catching it when it airs.